From February 15 to 26 February, Monash Free Way will undergo essential resurfacing with works happening between 9pm and 5am primarily in Berwick and Narre Warren Areas.
Advice: Night time road users of the M1 Monash Freeway are being asked to allow extra travel time as VicRoads undertakes significant roadworks starting this month through to May.
Further towards the City, from 24 February, works will be undertaken between Warrigal Road, Chadstone and High Street, Glen Iris on the Monash Freeway as part of a $19.7 million Intelligent Transport System extension.
Petrol prices falling to their lowest level since May, 2009 earlier this month.Good news for motorists was set to continue.
Petrol prices have plummeted since last year as global oil halved from more than $100 a barrel to less than $50.
AMP’s chief economist, Shane Oliver, said motorists filling up for 99.9¢ a litre would save about $20 a week.
VicRoads is advising holders of interstate or overseas driver licence or learner permits to make themselves aware of important changes to licensing legislation in Victoria.
From 1 March 2015, a driver who has been issued with a Victorian driver licence or learner permit, will not be authorised to drive in Victoria using their interstate or overseas driver licence or learner permit.
If a person does not have a Victorian licence or permit, they will be able to drive in Victoria providing they are the holder of:
an interstate licence or permit and have not resided in Victoria for more than 3 months,
an overseas licence or permit and hold a non-permanent visa, or
an overseas licence or permit and hold a permanent visa but have not resided in Australia for more than 6 months.
The fine for producing a non-Victorian licence or learner permit to law enforcement when driving from 1 March 2015 will be $296.